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Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog: The allure of going south

The Canadian flat track scene has produced some great racers over the years, and that can most likely be attributed to some fantastic bar banging battles that occur every weekend during the summer. Despite the great racing offered here however, there has always been the appeal for our riders to head stateside to try their luck. Whether it is for a race or two or for a whole season and whether your goal is to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Chris Carr or to obtain the status of grizzled veteran John Parker (who seems to be the unofficial mayor of the TT in Medina, NY), Canadians still want to head south to race.

Monday, 21 April 2014 14:10 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog

Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog: Summer in Paris

To the untrained observer, most tracks that hold flat track races may appear to be very similar. This is to say that they are all somewhat oval, and they all have four turns. While the size difference between certain tracks should be obvious to most, other characteristics such as track surface may be harder to spot from your seat in the bleachers on a Saturday night.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 10:43 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog

Coolbeth wins wild Race 2 at Daytona

Morris, Connecticut's Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (Zanotti Racing/Honda) took home his first AMA Pro Flat Track victory in 2014 to close out Friday night's Grand National at DAYTONA Flat Track, Round 2 of the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track schedule.

Sunday, 16 March 2014 23:14 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Lawrence just misses Top 10 in Thursday's Daytona Flat Track Main

Doug Lawrence of Mississauga, ON rode the Town Moto/Motovan/26 Suspension-sponsored Honda CRF450 to a 12th place finish at the Daytona Short Track, the first race in the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship. He was the only Canadian entered and earned seven GNC points for his efforts. It was Lawrence's best career finish in the annual season opener at Daytona.

Friday, 14 March 2014 12:10 Published in Reports, Results & Points

Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog: Phantom Sponsors

We have been approached twice in the last year by 'Phantom Sponsors' and, I’ll be honest, I just don’t get it. For those who are unaware, my family is made up of racing enthusiasts with a son who is lucky enough to live his dream of racing flat track. As we are also very much a middle-class family, Braden couldn’t race without the generous support of great sponsors. 

Thursday, 13 February 2014 13:34 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog

Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog - Tires

One of the problems that has always faced flat track racers is tires, or to be more precise, the lack thereof. With flat track tires being such a specialty item, you just can’t go to your local Yamaha or Honda dealer and order a set. In fact you will likely find that most dealers will be confused as to what you are actually after. There is a Maxxis warehouse in Brampton, ON, but despite numerous phone calls and emails, nobody has ever got back to me about my tire requests.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 15:41 Published in Tumblin' Todd's Flat Track Blog

Search for a Champion - vote for IM-sponsored flat track teen Braden Vallee!

Inside Motorcycles-sponsored teen flat track sensation Braden Vallee has submitted a video to Champion Spark Plugs 'Search for a Champion' contest. The 15 racers whose videos get the most votes by February 2 will be selected to be a part of #TeamChampion in 2014, which includes $5,000 in Champion sponsorship and compete for a grand prize sponsorship of $50,000.

Monday, 06 January 2014 16:08 Published in News

Flat Track Canada Announces Class Champions

September 26, 2013- The racing series might have been new, but by the time it was over there were a lot of familiar faces leading their respective classes. With a schedule that included seven races over five very different tracks, the inaugural season wrapped up with a Friday The 13th matinee in Simcoe.

Thursday, 26 September 2013 15:29 Published in News

Flattrack Canada Simcoe Half-Mile

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:24 Published in Multimedia

Flat Track Racing Returns to Woodstock

Exciting flat track racing action returns to the Woodstock Fairgrounds!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:34 Published in News

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